Year 2 - The Lions: Blog items

Remembrance, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 12th Nov 2023 @ 6:09pm

On Friday we held our Remembrance service, the children showed a great deal of respect throughout the service.  Our guided reading texts have been connected to Remembrance this week and in English we have been learning about animals in World War 1.  The children were given a free writing task, a poem, prayer, a factsheet.  Here are a few of their creations. 


Science, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 12th Nov 2023 @ 6:06pm

We have been looking at lots of animals and matching the baby animal with their adult.  Some looked their adult some didn't. 

Fire Service Visit, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 5th Nov 2023 @ 7:30pm

We had a visitor to our classroom this week, Firefighter Josh.

He told us about his different roles; putting out fires, rescuing farm animals from ditches, carrying out fire safety checks, helping when there is a flood, cutting people out of cars in an accident and dealing with grass fires and chemical spills. One job he has never personally had to do was rescue a cat from a tree - an idea from the tribe. 

He talked about Stop, Drop and Roll. This is what you do if part of your clothing caught on fire.  Well done Oliver for an excellent demonstration. 

We listened to a fire alarm and discussed how we would get out of the house, checking door handles to see if they were hot and crawling along the floor to keep out of the rising smoke. 

Once out stay out, you must never go back in for anything. 

D.T. Structures, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 5th Nov 2023 @ 7:23pm

This week we began our DT topic by exploring the stability of different structures. 


Eco Halloween, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 2nd Nov 2023 @ 8:19am

A big thank you to some of the Eco team who helped Kelly create some funky Halloween decorations out of milk cartons They looked fab..and  the team enjoyed helping out!

P.E. Games, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 26th Oct 2023 @ 2:48pm

Lots of Friday fun for the end of half term. The chidlren really enjoyed their parachute games. 

Projects, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 26th Oct 2023 @ 2:40pm

You are all so talented, we had so many fantastic projects about our leanring or a topic which is of interest to you.  Well done.



Science - Humpty Dumpty, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 26th Oct 2023 @ 2:35pm

Humpty Dumpty has a problem.  He getting hurt.  The children had to explore the different materisl to choose 1 which would protect Humpty, be comfortable to waer and not too heavy.

The children worked in groups to protect Humpty using different materials.  They then tested them out to see which material would be best for Humpty Dumpty.



History - Rosa Parks, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 26th Oct 2023 @ 2:32pm

We have enjoyed our histiry lesson on Rosa Parks, we listened to her story of how she stood up for what she beleived in.  We acted it out and thought about the feelings of the people involved. 

PE Basketball, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 9th Oct 2023 @ 10:38pm

Today we enjoyed a visit from one of the South Ribble sports coaches. 

We practised our ball control skills. 

We had to use our hands to roll a ball around our feet, to make a figure of eight rolling the ball between our feet.  To roll the ball around our bodies with our eyes shut!

We practised bouncing and catching, bouncing it several times before holding the ball.  Walking and bouncing.  Throwing and catching. Throwing, clapping and catching.  

The Lions were amazing, great focus and control. Why not ask them to demonstrate their skills at home.


Library Visit, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 8th Oct 2023 @ 3:01pm

We enjoyed out visit to the library.  Helen read us 3 stries about aliens.  We voted for out favourite which was   then we made our own alien before sitting and ejpying reading books from the library.  We found the book 'The Koala who Could'.  It is written by the Rachel Bright who has also written 'The Way home for Wolf' which we have been reading in class. 


Science, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 8th Oct 2023 @ 2:53pm

We have been trying to solve a problem for the Three Little Pigs.  What material would be best to use for the roof or their house.  We decided it would need to be strong and waterproof so they wouldn't get wet.


Art, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 8th Oct 2023 @ 2:48pm

The children have enjoyed developing their drawing skills.  They have been working on character illustrations. 


Apple picking, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 5th Oct 2023 @ 5:33pm

Thank you Eco team and Mrs Jackson who stayed behind after school to help pick the apples and pears. There are a lot bring a bag and help yourself after school tomorrow by the tuck shop, donations welcome!

Geography, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Sep 2023 @ 1:09pm

Fantastic research. The children went around the room finding out facts about the different oceans. They remembered or wrote notes on whiteboards so they could fill in their fact flip books. 

P.E., by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Sep 2023 @ 1:01pm

Music, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Sep 2023 @ 12:59pm

Art, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Sep 2023 @ 12:58pm

We have been exploring charcoal in art.  How can we use it to make thin and thick lines?


History, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Sep 2023 @ 12:56pm

Do you know who these famous Queens are?

The lions were great at trying to work out which queen came first. They did think it was the black and white one as they knew photos used to be black and white before colour. They also knew that if there were no cameras then the pictures of the queens must have been painted. 

Great thinking and discussions. 



Jujitsu taster, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Sep 2023 @ 12:51pm

We have lots of Lions who take part in Jujitsu after school, I’m sure there may be a few more new recruits after our amazing taster session.  

Geography, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Sep 2023 @ 12:49pm

We have been using maps, atlases and globes to locate the 5 oceans of the world.

Science Materials, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Sep 2023 @ 12:48pm

What material are objects made from?

Can they be made from more than one material?

English, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Sep 2023 @ 12:46pm

Great teamwork, working together to choose the 10 adjectives which best describe a wolf. 

Our Year 2 Classroom, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 31st Aug 2023 @ 1:13pm

Myself and Miss Harrison are looking forward to welcoming you back to school tomorrow.

Here are a few photos of our classroom. 

Last day in Year 1, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 21st Jul 2023 @ 1:00pm

A fun last day!!! Hope you all have a fantastic holiday, enjoy some family time.

Thank you so much for all our lovely cards and presents, you are very generous and it is much appreciated. X

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